Saturday, March 27, 2010

Chicago Cabbie Linked to al Qaeda

They sure do know how to grow those terrorists in Chicago. I wonder if this guy knows Bill Ayers?
Federal authorities say they've unearthed a Chicago taxi driver's plot to send money to al-Qaida as part of an undercover investigation that involved secretly recording the man in his own cab as recently as two weeks ago.

Raja Lahrasib Khan, a taxi driver who claimed he had ties to Ilyas Kashmiri, an alleged terrorist leader in Pakistan, was arrested Friday.

Khan, 56, a Pakistan native, also allegedly discussed with an associate attacking a stadium in the United States this summer.

Authorities said, though, that there was no imminent danger.
The greatest danger these days, of course, is outraged teabaggers and their "wave" of violence against Democrats.
On March 11, Khan allegedly told an associate that in August, bags containing remote-controlled bombs could be put in several locations at a "large stadium" and then "boom, boom, boom, boom," according to court records.

Authorities say that March 17, Khan accepted $1,000 from an undercover FBI agent who had met with Khan five times. All of the meetings were audio recorded and one was video recorded, according to the charges. The agent posed as someone wanting to send money to a terror leader through Khan, officials say.

Khan was arrested Friday morning by the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force while he was working in downtown Chicago.

He was held without bond Friday after he was charged with two counts of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, for allegedly trying to send money overseas to al-Qaida. He was held after federal prosecutors said he was a danger to the community and a flight risk.

He became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1988.

In the charging documents, authorities say Khan "learned that Kashmiri was working with al-Qaida and that Kashmiri was purportedly receiving orders from al-Qaida's leader, Osama bin Laden."
On the upside, he has no known ties to tea party activists so move along, nothing much to see here.

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